Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Pie Recipe #1: All-American Cherry Pie Recipe

Around here, it's been a great year for cherries. :) Take advantage of the bounty with this delicious homemade cherry pie recipe.

This recipe is a traditional summertime favorite. Enjoy! (Please post comments if you try the recipe.)

4 Cups Fresh tart cherries
2 Tablespoons Kirsch -- optional
1 1/3 Cups Sugar
Pastry for 9" double-crust
2 Tablespoons tapioca, quickcooking -- plus 2 TB
pie shell -- unbaked
2 Tablespoons Butter

1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Sort, rinse, stem and pit cherries.
Mix cherries, sugar, tapioca and kirsch in large bowl; let stand for 1 minutes.

2. Pour fruit into unbaked pie shell and dot with butter.
Cover with top crust (slashed to allow steam to escape) or lattice pastry.
Bake 10 minutes at 450 degrees.
Then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking
until golden brown, about 40 more minutes.
Cool on wire rack. Nutrition information per serving: 501 calories; 22 g fat; 8
mg cholesterol; 496 mg sodium; 38 percent calories from fat.


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